The Malden Fire Department will be holding open houses and events the week of October 8-14 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week, a time to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme, “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!” refers to the strong recommendation that residents plan two escape routes from their homes in the event of a fire. Families are encouraged to attend the open houses to participate and learn the best ways to prevent fires and keep their homes safe. Pizza will be served to children and coloring books and fire helmets will be handed out. Fire Safety Brochures printed in several languages will also be distributed.
Open houses will be held at the following locations from 5-7 PM:
- Tuesday, October 10 at District 3 Fire Station, 332 Pleasant Street
- Wednesday, October 11 at District 1 Fire Station, 1 Sprague Street
Additionally, on Tuesday October 10th, Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th Malden Fire Prevention will conduct home safety visits for senior citizens. To be eligible residents must be aged 70 years or older, living in a single family home and be the owner of the property. Malden Fire will inspect the fire alarm system in their home and if necessary install battery operated smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors. Cataldo Ambulance Company will also be participating by offering to help seniors fill out a File of Life Form which will contain their medical information so that first responders will be informed, if and when, there is an emergency. Mystic Valley Elderly will be providing information for the senior visits as well. Seniors are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 781-397-7383.